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Bibliometrics and Citation Searching: Journal-level metrics

Scopus and Web of Science

Most of the information listed here can be found on Scopus and Web of Science, which can be accessed via the alphabetical list of library resources:

https://www1.bournemouth.ac.uk/students/library/search-library-resources/alphabetical-list-databases

Remember to choose the off-campus link when working outside Bournemouth University facilities.

Web of Science tutorial

Journal Impact Factor and Eigenfactor Score

The Impact Factor is the total number of citations of papers within a journal in the previous 2 years divided by the total number of papers published within those same 2 years.

The Eigenfactor is produced by an algorithm that corresponds to a simple model of research in which readers follow chains of citations as they move from journal to journal.

This information can be found on Web of Science by going to the Incites Journal Citation Reports menu on the top. You can narrow the list of journals by category.

 

CABS journal ranking - for business journals

The Academic Journal Rank from the Chartered Association of Business Schools offers a journal ranking within the fields of business, management and accountancy. Registration is required.

This rank uses the following ratings:

 

Scopus tutorial

Citescore, Scimago Journal Rank (SJR) and Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)

Citescore is the total number of citations of papers within a journal in the previous 3 years divided by the total number of papers published within those same 3 years.

Scimago Journal Rank (SJR) is the average of citations received in a year weighted against quality and discipline criteria divided by papers published within that journal in previous 3 years.

Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) is the number of citation of papers within a journal divided by expected citations within a subject field.

This information can be found on Scopus, by searching for journal titles via Sources across the top.

 

 

 

 

 

Scimago

‚ÄčScimago is a free service that offers journal and country ranks. It offers quartiles (Q1 highest impact - Q4 lowest impacts) and Scimago Journal Ranks.

CWTS Journal Indicators

This is a service from  Leiden University’s Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS). It offers the following metrics:

  • SNIP
  • Impact per Publication
  • Percentage of self-citations